Module title: Introduction to Sport & Business Psychology [online]

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08110
Module leader: Tom Campbell
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


2019/0, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Campbell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Delivery is fully online and will primarily consist of a series of introductory lectures and associated readings which students will be required to engage with and reflect upon through various online activities, i.e. discussion boards, blogs and audio/video summaries.

As this module is delivered in an entirely online format the removal of geographical boundaries opens the opportunity for study to students from across the globe. To support equality, as far as practically possible, all course materials will be made available in accessible formats. Students will be signposted to relevant sources of support in the programme Moodle page and are also provided with guidance on the use of useful software. All indicative texts are available in an online format. There are no centrally timetabled examinations associated with this module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will occur through end of unit self-assessment tests within Moodle and through peer and tutor feedback on contributions to online discussions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment occurs through a digital exam and two pieces of coursework: a report and a reflective weblog. The digital exam will assess knowledge of relevant psychological theories and models and students will be able to access the digital exam from week 4 to week 12, to account for their own learning pace. The report will assess the ability to apply theory to practice and problem solving skills and can be submitted up to week 14. The reflective weblog requires students to consider their own performance in a sporting, business or entrepreneurial context with reference to contemporary psychological themes and can be submitted up to week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1,2 12 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Report 50 3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Reflective Log 40 3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will provide an introduction to some of the contemporary themes prevalent within both sport and business psychology, including: theories of motivation; personality and individual differences; and self-efficacy. The module will consider the implications of these factors for individual performance and will explore possible applications of psychological theory to performance enhancement in youth sport, business and entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Identify contemporary themes within sport and business psychology.
LO2: Consider the extent of commonality between aspects of sport and business psychology
LO3: Relate psychological theory to their own performance in sport, business or entrepreneurship.
LO4: Demonstrate ability to locate and select appropriate relevant information from appropriate sources.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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